Dear DSA NZ, you guys are doing a fantastic thing but why diss Gary Butt and the Halberg Trust for doing the same. It looks self-serving and further reinforces the lack of unity in those organisations that should be united in serving the needs of people with a disability. Also I find it personally shameful as a surfer that surfing cannot rise above such petty vindictiveness.
These reason we don't endorse Gary Butt and Halberg is because in the past they have said at their events that they are supported and part of the DSA. We have our own training and safety procedures and we don't want the disabled community to think we're associated with them and endorse their procedures. Happy to talk through this some more, my number is 021 707984
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